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CALGreen Embodied Carbon Series: Understanding the 2023 Embodied Carbon Amendments

This session qualifies for 1 LU/HSW and 1 hr Zero Net Carbon Design Mandatory Continuing Education. (Live webinar attendees only)

The CALGreen Embodied Carbon series is a joint educational program between the SEAOC Sustainable Design Committee and AIA CA.

This 4-part webinar series addresses the green building code changes adopted by the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) on August 2, 2023, focusing on reducing embodied carbon emissions in large-scale building construction projects. Understanding these changes is crucial, as compliance becomes mandatory starting July 1, 2024. Structural engineers and architects play a pivotal role in implementing these requirements effectively, shaping the future of sustainable construction.

In this introductory program, experts from the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and New Buildings Institute (NBI) will lead the session focusing on the compliance pathways and requirements essential for industry professionals. They will offer a detailed overview of the regulations related to embodied carbon and insights into the future development of California’s state code. The webinar also includes a segment on resources available to assist professionals in adapting to these changes.

Participants will develop a clear understanding of the concept of embodied carbon and its impact on climate change. They will also learn about the progression of embodied carbon policies leading to the adoption of state-level codes and gain an in-depth understanding of the 2022 California Green Building Standards Code amendments. Finally, the webinar will provide strategies for effectively adhering to and excelling under these new standards in various projects.

Speakers:

Amie Lewis | Senior Project Manager in Codes and Policy, New Buildings Institute
Anish Tilak | Manager with the Carbon-Free Buildings Program, RMI


 

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Date:
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Register here:
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KtFkGed7QmqragASUdi4rA
CE Units:
1 LU/HSW

Venue

Virtual

Organizer

Sarah Vasquez
Phone
916-642-1716
Email
svasquez@aiacalifornia.org
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